Matt was brought up in a small village called Langwith in Derbyshire. Watercolour painting has always been Matt’s passion. He has been painting seriously for over twenty years and loves painting landscapes. He loves painting at the scene, “you cant beat sitting there and painting from life”. He has been teaching watercolours for over ten years in his workshops and on painting holidays. Over the years he has held many exhibitions, along with participating in several art shows. He has produced books, two best selling DVDs and he writes regularly for Paint magazine. He is actively involved with the SAA and has produced many instructional programmes on TV and online.